Local Anti-War Movement Gains Queer Contingent

Check this out from the City Paper 


The March 18 anti-war march from East Liberty to Oakland has gained a new queer contingent. And the weekend’s activities — which mark the beginning of the Iraq War’s fourth year — has spawned concerts and opened a Greensburg front this year as well.

 

In addition to the usual groups, headed up by march sponsor The Thomas Merton Center in Garfield, the March 18 demonstration will include the new Steel Queer N’at queer artists collective.

 

The group was formed in November, says member Cole Lea of Wilkinsburg. “We haven’t had as much visibility as straight white men who are good speakers,” Lea says. “Political activism is crucial to our survival as queer artists. This is an extension of our day-to-day lives.”


 

Here's more on the queer group — SteelQueer N'At BlowOUT on 3/24!!!!!

 

Friday, March 24th at the Pittsburgh Eagle (1740 Eckert St in the N. Side, 412.766.7222). Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show begins at 9:00 p.m (on time!). 21 and over.

Immerse yourself in a world of fly, fresh queer artists. SteelQueer N'At is bringing you eclectic artsits, performers and musicians. Look out–we've got quarterly queer cabaret blowouts to showcase the best talent Pittsburgh has to offer. Everything from soulful singers to sensual burlesque acts. We've got what you want and what you didn't even know you need. We're connecting creative queer folks in the Burgh! Come enjoy our show–we'll make you dance, laugh, and we guarantee you'll be back for more! See you there!
Tickets available from the Big Idea Bookstore (504 S. Millvale in Bloomfield) or A Pleasant Present (2301 Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill) – $5 in advance, $8 at the door, but we expect this show to SELL OUT!

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